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March 3, 1975

Avionics

Computer’s Electronic War Role Growing

Aeronautical Engineering

Army Flight Tests to Explore Mini-rpv Battlefield Role

Avionics

Standard Military Component Use Sought

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Avionics

Computer’s Electronic War Role Growing

Small, high-speed digital computers have become a key to effective and flexible electronic warfare systems facing denser radiating environments in which the emitters are becoming increasingly sophisticated. These processors help existing EW systems cope with pulse densities on the order of 100,000 pulses/sec. in a single frequency band and are bringing to fruition advanced systems capable of handling more than 1 million pulses/sec.

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Aeronautical Engineering

Army Flight Tests to Explore Mini-rpv Battlefield Role

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Avionics

Standard Military Component Use Sought

Two-year trial run has demonstrated that the Defense Dept. can increase greatly the use of standard military-qualified electronic components in new avionic and weapon systems with an initial saving of more than $45 million annually, by conservative estimate.

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Management

Dod Sets Strong R&d Funding Defense

Washington—Defense Dept. plans an aggressive defense of its Fiscal 1976 budget request for $10.2 billion for research, development, test and evaluation before a reluctant Congress to sustain the U. S. technological initiative over the Soviet Union, which already has attained parity in “raw power.”

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Management

Nato Reshaping Tactical Air Posture

Soviet switch from defensive to mobile offensive stance spurring unification of two air forces in central Europe

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Aeronautical Engineering

Yf-16 Tests to Verify Production Design

Edwards AFB, Calif.—Air combat fighter joint test force is flying the two USAF/General Dynamics YF-16 lightweight fighter prototypes in an extended development flight test program here to verify the production F-16A design prior to delivery of the first full-scale development aircraft in late 1976.

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Air Transport

Airports Move to Install Noise Monitors

San Francisco—California’s two largest airports are in the process of complying with state regulations requiring airports identified as having noise problems to install noise monitoring equipment. The part of the California airport noise law requiring noise-impacted airports to install monitoring equipment was let stand in a recent decision by a three-judge panel in a case that could have nationwide impact (AW&ST Feb. 17, p. 19).

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Air Transport

Hearings Spur Broad Cab Policy Review

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Management

Modernization of Luftwaffe to Counter Soviet Shift

Munich—West German air force fleet modernization program is oriented toward cost effectiveness and a tactical strike power contrived to protect Germany’s eastern borders against an enemy attack based on high-speed offensive mobility.
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Air Transport

French Official Pushes Mercure

Finance minister threatens Air France directors with ouster if they opt for U. S. transports to replace aging Caravelles

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